Keynote Lecture 5:30pm
Elizabeth Prettejohn, Professor of the History of Art, University of Bristol
This one-day graduate student symposium will explore the aesthetic, political, and moral power of beauty.
In 2005, Elizabeth Prettejohn’s book Beauty and Art set out to challenge “the late-twentieth-century view of beauty as irrevocably opposed to any form of responsible politics” by exploring beauty’s “capacity to stimulate fresh thinking and fresh debate.” This symposium will consider the issues surrounding beauty, both within the discipline of art history and more broadly in the arts and humanities, and will evaluate its potential as a subject of intellectual inquiry in today’s academic climate. The program will include breakout sessions in exhibitions and permanent collections at Yale University.
The symposium is free and open to the public; advance registration is recommended. Please register online at: http://ycbasignup.wufoo.com/forms/symposium-registration-form/. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for this symposium has been generously provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Yale Center for British Art
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